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  • Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Do you think your city has the worst rush hour? No, Los Angeles, it’s not you. And New York, fugetaboutit. On Tuesday, the Texas Transportation Institute, part of Texas A&M University in College Station, released its annual rankings, based on such things as yearly delay per commuter and travel time to and from work. Here are the five US cities that ranked as having the worst traffic congestion last year.

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  • Change Agent To tackle polluted runoff, cities turn to 'green' strategies

    Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, many US cities are creating innovative green projects – such as rain gardens and roadside plantings – that mimic the way nature collects and cleanses water.

  • Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Do you think your city has the worst rush hour? No, Los Angeles, it’s not you. And New York, fugetaboutit. On Tuesday, the Texas Transportation Institute, part of Texas A&M University in College Station, released its annual rankings, based on such things as yearly delay per commuter and travel time to and from work. Here are the five US cities that ranked as having the worst traffic congestion last year.

  • The art of the fix-it

    The art of the fix-it

    Members of the Fixers' Collective help New Yorkers repair their broken stuff at no charge, for the sheer joy of it.

  • In Pictures The art of the fix-it

    Fixers Collective members, Tammy Pittman, (l.), Joe Holdner (c.), and Vincent Lai (r.), work to repair an old broken stool at the fixer's workshop space at Proteus Gowanus, an art gallery and reading room in Brooklyn.